Fatal Cryptococcal Meningitis in a Patient With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Oguzhan Sıtkı Dizdar, Faruk Karakeçili, Belkıs Nihan Coskun, Beyza Ener, Rıdvan Ali, Reşit Mıstık
  • Faruk Karakeçili
    Uludag University Medical School, Turkey
  • Belkıs Nihan Coskun
    Uludag University Medical School, Turkey
  • Beyza Ener
    Uludag University Medical School, Turkey
  • Rıdvan Ali
    Uludag University Medical School, Turkey
  • Reşit Mıstık
    Uludag University Medical School, Turkey

Abstract

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are susceptible to infections, especially opportunistic infections. We have described a patient with CLL who had cryptococcal meningitis. Despite lack of previous immunosuppressive treatment history, the patient experienced serious and fatal fungal infection. Physicians should be alert for a diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis in patient with CLL who developed fever and headache.

Keywords

Crytococcal meningitis; chronic lymphocitic leukemia

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